A Treasury of XXth Century Murder

The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans

by Rick Geary

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder

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The popular creator of The Lindbergh Child presents a graphic account of a serial killing case in post-World War I New Orleans, augmenting dramatic details with black-and-white illustrations and line shading to establish a historical setting. Jr Lib Guild.

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Graphic Content: 3 Comics Based On Real Crimes

For a decade now, Rick Geary has been serving up delightfully grizzly novels, tackling such infamous cases as the Lizzie Borden murders, Jack the Ripper and the Lindbergh baby kidnapping. But my favorite is Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans, about a now-obscure maniac who roamed the streets of 1918-1919 New Orleans and liked to chop up his victims with a you-know-what. Geary walks us through each murder in spare, sober detail, and saves a nasty little jazz-fueled

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